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Survival News: Alarming Rates of Bird Flu Around the Globe

Survival News: Alarming Rates of Bird Flu Around the Globe

The last year has seen a troubling rise of the bird flu around the globe, and it doesn’t seem to be subsiding. Since the first human cases of bird flu were detected in 2013, over 1,200 cases worldwide have been recorded. But one-third of those cases have been in the last year. While the H7N9 flu seemed to have been decreasing as a major threat in recent years, it seems to have now overtaken the H5N1 virus, and the American CDC is concerned with recent changes in the virus strain. The incoming Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price has been briefed by […]

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Bird Flu Precautions

Bird Flu Precautions

The bird flu is back in the news again, spreading and mutating.  Most of the cases are in Asia which might make those outside the region feel that there is no need to be concerned.  But there are also cases in Africa and Europe, and if wild birds are infected it could be spread virtually anywhere.  Some birds winter in Europe, but fly to Canada to breed, 26 different species cross the Bering Sea seasonally, some of which travel to the West coast of America.  So, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for the avian flu to spread […]

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